SiI3112 SATA controller problems - status
Joe Marcus Clarke
marcus at marcuscom.com
Sun Nov 30 11:49:39 PST 2003
On Sun, 2003-11-30 at 14:40, Robert Watson wrote:
> On Sun, 30 Nov 2003, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> > On Fri, 2004-01-30 at 09:43, HaggeL wrote:
> > > Hi Guys :)
> > >
> > > Sorry if i waste your time. I®m a freeBSD noob and need some help.
> > > I want to install freeBSD in januar and have some problems. I want to
> > > buy me a new harddrive, a serial ATA one, because i got the "Silicon
> > > ImageR Sil 3112A-Controller" onboard (Asus A7N8X Motherboard). I
> > > didn®t find a driver in the Hardware Notes of FreeBSD 5.1, and on the
> > > Producer homepage are only ready Linuxkernels avaible
> > > (http://220.127.116.11/display/2n/searchDirect/?searchString=Sil+3112A&searchType=allwords&searchby=keywords&r=0.8157617).
> > > So can anyone tell me if i can get a SATA disk run? I don®t want to
> > > boot from it, just read and write. Buying a new disk only for windows
> > > use is wasted money
> > We're having a pretty lengthy discussion about these controllers on this
> > list right now. I suggest you read the archives. Bottom line, the
> > controller is supported, but it's problematic. The ATA maintainer has
> > working controllers, but there are those of us that experience data
> > corruption, and at least one user that can't use his drive at all when
> > connected to said controller.
> I believe a workaround was recently committed to improve behavior on older
> cards using that chipset. Specifically the following change to
> revision 1.48
> date: 2003/11/28 19:01:28; author: sos; state: Exp; lines: +6 -2
> Workaround for errata on early versions of the sii3112.
> Approved by: re@
> Does this make any difference in your configuration?
Well, it makes my configuration fail more quickly. I have the newer
hardware revision 0x02, so technically I shouldn't need this patch. I
actually modified it so that the SIIBUG flag was applied to my card, but
it resulted in a kernel panic while building world.
> Robert N M Watson FreeBSD Core Team, TrustedBSD Projects
> robert at fledge.watson.org Senior Research Scientist, McAfee Research
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